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Whatever your definitions of success looks like, #GWCareerSuccess blog is a space for GW students, staff, faculty, alumni and employers to share their stories, as well as career tips and industry trends. The blog is moderated by the GW Center for Career Services, but the content is provided by the broader GW community. Therefore, blog posts are not necessarily reflective of the official views of the Center for Career Services. https://gwcareercenter.wordpress.com

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GW Debate: Advocacy & Professional Development

by Julia Goldman | B.A. Candidate in International Affairs | ESIA '18 In the past three years, I have traveled to the NASA Ames Research Center in California, ate a casual dinner with a four-star French general, and wandered around the French equivalent of the White House. None of this would have been possible without…

By Holly Ratcliffe ∣ BA International Development ∣ ESIA Okay, maybe it’s not the greatest idea to totally forget about your degree – and I highly recommend you keep studying for… Definition Of Success, International Development, Studying, Forget, Blog, Learning, Blogging, Study, Training

Forget About Your Degree, Graduate with a B.A. in Networking

By Holly Ratcliffe ∣ BA International Development ∣ ESIA '15 Okay, maybe it’s not the greatest idea to totally forget about your degree - and I highly recommend you keep studying for those exams. With that being said, throughout my four years at GW and the (almost) two years since graduation, I have found that networking…

By Jazmin Kay ∣ Bachelor of Arts in Political Science ∣ May 2019 (expected) From a young age, I have always been motivated by the power to create positive change. This passion for advocating for ot… Definition Of Success, Bachelor Of Arts, Political Science, Politics, Passion, Age, Create, People, Blog

Connecting People with Politics: My Internship at the White House

By Jazmin Kay ∣ Bachelor of Arts in Political Science ∣ May 2019 (expected) From a young age, I have always been motivated by the power to create positive change. This passion for advocating for others beyond myself was always something with which I grappled. How could I turn this passion into something that I…

By Rachel Dimston Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs May 2017 (expected) As you study in Gelman and drown your sorrows at Tonic, you will often overhear other students, both undergraduate a… Definition Of Success, Bachelor Of Arts, Drown, Study Abroad, Students, How To Get, Blog, Blogging

How to Leverage Study Abroad Experience to Get a Job or Internship

By Rachel Dimston Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs May 2017 (expected) As you study in Gelman and drown your sorrows at Tonic, you will often overhear other students, both undergraduate and graduate, discussing their many internships and jobs. Although the tan you acquired in Barcelona and the impeccable accent you gained while studying in…

By: Adrienne Coulter B. in Chemistry Minor in Biology May 2017 (expected) When I was a freshman here at GW, I was in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. I was so impressed with… Definition Of Success, School Of Engineering, Applied Science, Gw, Freshman, Biology, Chemistry, How To Apply, Freshman Year

Don’t Be Afraid to Seek Help

By: Adrienne Coulter B.S. in Chemistry Minor in Biology May 2017 (expected) When I was a freshman here at GW, I was in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. I was so impressed with the program and the people I met through the school. However, after taking a few engineering introduction courses, I…

Eve Boyle Ph.D. Candidate in Hominid Paleobiology (Expected 2019) Following in the footsteps of the First Annual GW Women in STEM Symposium, this year’s installment was an even greater success. Whi… Definition Of Success, Gw, Ruffle Blouse, Traditional, Blog, Women, Fashion, Moda, Women's

Building a Tradition: 2nd Annual GW Women in STEM Symposium

Eve Boyle Ph.D. Candidate in Hominid Paleobiology (Expected 2019) Following in the footsteps of the First Annual GW Women in STEM Symposium, this year’s installment was an even greater success. While last year’s symposium was a skills-building event planned by GW graduate students (like myself), faculty, and staff, this year’s symposium was spearheaded and largely…

By: Victoria Rowe B. Human Services and Social Justice May 2017 (Expected) I always knew that I wanted to dedicate my career to something bigger than myself. As a Human Services major, I s… Teach For America, Definition Of Success, I Am Shocked, Something Big, My Career, Human Services, Decision Making, Social Justice, Victoria

My Journey to Teach For America

By: Victoria Rowe B.A. Human Services and Social Justice May 2017 (Expected) I always knew that I wanted to dedicate my career to something bigger than myself. As a Human Services major, I saw injustices taking place in the D.C. community, and swore that I would somehow be a part of empowering marginalized individuals.…

Rachel A. Brown Assistant Provost for University Career Services George Washington University If I had to name two “secrets to my success” – they are being present and being grateful. Benefits Of Mindfulness, Definition Of Success, Washington University, Harvard Business Review, George Washington, Grateful, Career, Brown, Carrera

Even When You’re Brushing Your Teeth

Rachel A. Brown Assistant Provost for University Career Services George Washington University If I had to name two “secrets to my success” – they are being present and being grateful. While there is plenty of research to support the benefits of mindfulness and gratitude (here’s a great article in the Harvard Business Review) I’d…

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The Hardest Goodbye

By: Danielle Zukoff | B.S. in Economics | May 2019 (Expected) My Freshman Summer Internship Experience: Part Three-Final Chapter* My summer internship at Vested, a financial communications agency, unfortunately, had to come to an end. Twelve amazing weeks flew by way faster than I could’ve possibly imagined, and I was definitely unprepared for what seemed like…

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You’re Hired! Quick Tips for Finding a Job in the Consulting Field

By Michelle Migdalovich | BA in International Affairs and Economics | Class of 2016 There is no word to describe the job-search process better than daunting. You will be permanently in a suit and heels, checking GWork incessantly, and your bag will be filled with a million random business cards. Get ready to wait anxiously by…

By Clarke Indek / BS in Economics & Finance / May 2018 (Anticipated)… Definition Of Success, Economics, Finance, Blog, Wedding Ring, Blogging, Finance Books, Finance Books

The Value of Alumni Mentors: DC Real Estate & Finance Alliance (REFA) Sophomore Mentoring Program

By Clarke Indek / BS in Economics & Finance / May 2018 (Anticipated) When I originally applied last fall to the DC Real Estate & Finance Alliance (REFA) Sophomore Mentoring Program, I did not know exactly into what I was getting myself. I had come to the conclusion beforehand that I wanted to pursue some form…

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Internship

By Ambar Mesa | B.A. Economics | Expected May 2017 This summer I’m interning at a financial services firm in New York City, but before I really figured out what my career interests were I explored different fields from non-profit to market research. While the industries may be different, making the most of my internship…

By David Harvey | B.A. Political Science ’15 At The Meltzer Group, we help companies find world-class benefits to attract and retain the best… David Harvey, Definition Of Success, Good Employee, Political Science, Health Insurance, Health Benefits, Politics, Student, Group

My Post-GW Life in Health Insurance

By David Harvey | B.A. Political Science '15 At The Meltzer Group, we help companies find world-class benefits to attract and retain the best employees. Health benefits are often every business’s second largest cost, which means that CFOs and HR directors turn to The Meltzer Group to help guide them through the complexities of health…

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Maximize Your First 90 Days in a New Job

By Alessia Marsiglio | BA International Affairs '15 Just a few weeks after the GW commencement on the National Mall, I moved to the UK and joined CEB as an Account Management Associate. Ever since then, I have grown immensely and taken away so many valuable lessons about the business world and life in general!…

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We Will Change It

By Sarah Dahnke M.A. International Development Studies Concentration in Water Resource Management in the Middle East and North Africa (Expected 2017) It was only 9 a.m., but the sun loomed overhead like a furnace. As we walked to the baptism site - the place where John the Baptist baptized Jesus - the Jordanian youth…

My Freshman Summer Internship Experience: Part Two by Danielle Zukoff, B. Economics After interning for seven weeks at Vested, a Manhattan communications firm that helps financial servi… Definition Of Success, Freshman, Public Relations, Economics, No Time For Me, Manhattan, Learning, Summer, Blog

The Learning Never Stops

My Freshman Summer Internship Experience: Part Two by Danielle Zukoff, B.A. Economics '19 After interning for seven weeks at Vested, a Manhattan communications firm that helps financial services companies with their public relations strategies, I can wholeheartedly and confidently say that I would like to continue working in the financial sector. Throughout my time at…

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